I always use the wintertime to work on new blankets for around my house, and to get a jump on wedding blankets for the year. It’s the perfect time to work on something warm and snuggling, that keeps you warm as it grows. There is nothing better than coming home from work, freezing and exhausted, and curling up on the couch with a warm blanket on the hook and a cup of tea steaming next to you.
I like to have several blankets going at once, because I get bored with the same thing fairly quickly. Even just mixing up the colors in a new blanket with the same pattern works to keep me interested. And I like that when I get tired of blue and grey, I can jump into red and white.
I just started a new blanket on Saturday. It’s an ombre corner to corner, and I absolutely love it. I love the different hues of blues and I love how easy (and count-free) the pattern is. While I love my ripples, counting each stitch so I know where to increase or decrease is frustrating after a while! It’s great to be able to really zone out and let my mind conquer other problems.
The eastern bit of the US has had a good bit of winter storms lately. Although, in Virginia, we’ve had less snow than the rest but got a good helping of polar vortex to go with it. It makes it really difficult to go to work when you have to bundle up in every layer possible just to walk to the bus! If only teleporting was invented yet…
The good news is that I’ve had a lot of time to work on some crochet projects!
My crochet mood blanket is coming along nicely. 30 squares really makes it seem like a blanket and less like a bunch of squares stitched together! I’m really loving how the colors are coming together on that one.
The blanket for the guest room is also coming along. This one I do in spurts because it’s hard to keep my attention on just the two colors, over and over. But I love the feel and weight of it.
My family came to visit this last weekend, and it made me realize how few blankets I actually had in the house! So I started on a new diagonal blanket, using up some of my medium weight yarn. I love the colors and how they seem to come together.
I’ve been working on the Moogly crochet along – my first square came out well, but the second one is a bit…ripple-y. I think I have a few extra stitches in there that will require some puzzling out. I’ve learned through this crochet along that I make really small, tight stitches! I’ve had to add a few rows to each just to make them come out the right size.
Finally, I’ve had time to work on items for my Etsy shop! I have some new soap saver bags and a few new face scrubbers to get photographed and written up for the shop. I love how quickly these all work up – the only downside is then having to wait for the right light to photograph them!
Have you been working on anything new because of the weather?